The Rainbow House Masquerade Ball held at The Villa, Wrea Green on 18th November raised over £49,000!

After being greeted by The Glitz and Glamour Showgirls from Blackpool and enjoying a welcome drink, 170 guests sat down to be entertained by Dance with Passion. After a three course dinner, music from The Jersey Tones filled the dance floor and Alex Hutton of Zanda Magic mystified everyone with his magic tricks throughout the evening.

Auction prizes included a Preston North End corporate box for ten people including a three course meal thanks to PNE and The Villa; two nights at Charingworth Manor for two people with dinner, bed and breakfast thanks to Classic Lodges and a beautiful piece of Clare Wright art work whilst artwork made by the children at Rainbow House proved extremely popular along with a Strictly Come Dancing package which included a signed photo of Sir Bruce Forsyth.
One lucky guest Carl Woolfenden from Rochdale won a beautiful diamond ring donated by HSBC for the Diamond Draw which took the form of a 80s music quiz.

Prizes in an interactive silent auction, where guests could bid on iPads on the tables, included a Barbour jacket, jewellery and a professionally decorated 7ft Christmas tree.
Raffle prizes included hair and beauty vouchers, food and wine hampers. During the evening Rainbow House launched a new DVD, made by Sam Budd, which captures the work they do and the benefits to the both those who take part in the conductive education programme and their families.

The event was supported by C2V+ and Ward and Burke. Sean McCallion, framework director at C2V+, said: “It is an honour to support Rainbow House for a second year and give something back to the local community. Rainbow House is close to our hearts which is why C2V+ continue to support them and raise as much money as possible during charity events and fundraising. Our employees have also been assisting in the delivery of a sensory garden and summer house to provide a tranquil and therapeutic area for the children at Rainbow House. It has been a pleasure working with the team.”

Pauline Clare, Chair of the Trustees, Rainbow House, said “Our thanks go to C2V+ and Ward & Burke for their fantastic support and to Nicola Parkinson for organising the event, the entertainers, photographer Gareth Edwards and everyone who has donated prizes and their time to make the evening so successful but especially to all the guests for helping raise such a fantastic amount.”

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Photography by Gareth Edwards Photography Tel: 07729771432   who donated their services for the night to the charity.



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